Hon. Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia and Minister of Home Affairs was in People’s Republic of China (PRC) from 25 until 27 September 2017 for a working visit, in which Hon. Dato’ Seri attended the opening ceremony of the 86th General Assembly of INTERPOL officiated by the  Hon. Xi Jinping, President of the PRC.  Hon. Dato’ Seri also paid a courtesy call to the Hon. Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the PRC on 26 September 2017.

The 86th General Assembly of INTERPOL themed, "Connecting Police for a Safer World" focuses on its efforts in providing an effective communication platform among all INTERPOL Member States in information sharing as well as enhancing the capacity to combat international crime in all forms.  It also illustrates the INTERPOL’s increased emphasis on its roles to promote cooperation amongst the police agencies around the world in upholding international peace and security against the ever increased global threats.  The 86th General Assembly of INTERPOL was attended by high-level delegates from 157 INTERPOL member countries.

Malaysia's participation in the 86th General Assembly of INTERPOL reflects our commitment in combating international crimes, including the threat of violence, cybercrime, organized crime and extremist and radical terrorist movements as outlined in Resolution 2178 of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). During this session, Malaysia has focused on issues related to cybercrime which has resulted in the losses of millions of ringgit to the country.

Hon. Dato' Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi also made a courtesy call on H.E. Guo Sheng Kun, Minister of Public Security of the PRC and H.E. Meng Jianzhu, Secretary of Central Political and Legal Affairs, Communist Party of China on 26 September 2017. Both sides exchanged on bilateral security cooperation including counter-terrorism initiative through the establishment of the Counter-Messaging Centre (CMC) in Malaysia, and cooperation in other security matters such as international criminal networks as well as cybercrime.


24 September 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017